Friday, March 14, 2014

Problems integrating Google+ comments into your custom Blogger template?

I had that problem. Boy, did I have that problem. When I migrated to a new template a few months ago, one of the things I did not notice (and not sure how I didn’t) was that my comments were missing. I know the simple solution is to insert this small snippet into my custom Blogger template:
The problem was I didn’t know where to put it. I tried several locations and received a lot of errors. Others may be having the same problem so I thought I would post a screenshot and the steps from my solution. You can view both after a click of the link below.

Bullet Review: New Trent Gladius Air for iPad Air

In my last post I wrote about my purchase of the New Trent Airbender 2.0 for my iPad Air. Inside the case box, I noticed a small post card with the banner, BECOME A PILOT USER. New Trent Pilot Users are beta testers that agree to review products. Pilot users have to first apply and share a past review. I shared my previous post. Much to my surprise, I was selected and had a chance to choose another product to review.

I chose the New Trent Gladius Air and you can check out my bullet review after the break to find out what I thought about this product. I was quite happy with previous New Trent product I actually purchased. Will I be happy with this free one?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Bullet Review: New Trent Airbender 2.0 for iPad Air

I had an upcoming business trip to take and I was on the lookout for a good portable keyboard case for my iPad Air. There are several keyboard cases on the market, and after reading numerous reviews, I chose the New Trent Airbender 2.0 Keyboard.

While not the most sophisticated case on the market, you can check out my bullet review after the break to find out why it was the clear choice for my budget.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Create the best Arduino programming IDE using Peppermint OS, Sublime Text 2 and Stino.

In a previous post I demonstrated the install of the Arduino IDE on a Peppermint OS 4 install. Today I want to take this a bit further and show you how to create an Arduino programming environment that knocks the socks of the original Arduino IDE.

Before you begin, you must have Java and the official Arduino IDE software installed on your Peppermint OS box. Directions are here. Once that process is complete, click the link below to learn how you can use Sublime Text 2 and a package known as Stino to upgrade your Arduino programming environment.

I will use Peppermint OS; however, these instructions should work with most Debian based Linux distributions.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Install the Arduino IDE on Peppermint OS 4

Two things happened during the holiday break. Loki and I reacquired our fascination with the Arduino and I also upgraded the operating system on my old Acer Aspire One from Chrome OS to Peppermint OS 4. In an earlier post, I shared how to install the Arduino software on a netbook with Ubuntu Netbook remix 9.04. I thought these earlier instructions would assist me with an install on Peppermint OS 4. That was not the case. Not even the first step was correct.

This post will provide an update to that original post. Users of other Linux distributions should also find these instructions valuable and if you are using a Debian variant, they should work perfectly. After you hit the link below, you will find instructions for installing and using the Arduino software on Peppermint OS 4.